Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is chocolate consumption linked to health concerns like cardiovascular disease?

Bottom-line:
Chocolate consumption is associated with no change or a small reduction in cardiovascular disease in cohort studies. Evidence is too weak to recommend chocolate consumption for health benefits. Surrogate marker changes are minimal and perhaps unreliable. Chocolate likely increases acne lesions in susceptible individuals.

Authors: G. Michael Allan^ Mary Anne Zupancic

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Publication Date: 2016-11-21
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 13:38:06